National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Minnesota Chapter Inducts 9

On Saturday, April 27th, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Minnesota Chapter, held its annual Honors Banquet at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Austin, Minn. The banquet room was packed, and many former Hall of Fame inductees attended.

Brad Huckle was the 2024 Outstanding American Inductee. John Barrett, Dan Lefebvre, Steve Johnson, Ray Miller, Jeff “Bro” Olsen, Jim Richardson, Howie Schultz, and Pat Short were inducted for the Lifetime Service Award.

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Mustang Wrestling earns a pair of U20 All-Americans and a championship for Buschow at US Open

LINKSLAS VEGAS, Nev. – Members of the Southwest Minnesota State University wrestling team competed in the 2024 US Open this weekend in Las Vegas, Nev., with the Mustang Wrestling Club. The team had a pair of placers in Greco-Roman and a placer in freestyle.

Kody Marschner competed in both the Greco and Freestyle competitions at the US Open. Marschner won a pair of matches in the Greco bracket but did not place. In the freestyle bracket, Marschner was defeated in the first round of the championship bracket before earning a pair of victories in the consolation bracket over Ethan Larson and Melvin Whitehead. In the consolation quarterfinals, Marschner matched up with Max Ramberg (Augustana), who is a reigning All-American; despite losing to Ramberg, Marschner earned three takedowns.

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Whiting Added to Gopher’s Wrestling Roster

MINNEAPOLIS—Minnesota wrestling has expanded its 2024-25 roster, welcoming Clayton Whiting from Oconto Falls, Wis., and the University of Missouri.

Whiting comes to Minnesota after two years competing at 184 pounds with the Tigers, during which time he posted a 25-5 overall record.

“We are excited to welcome Clayton to the Minnesota Wrestling program,” Minnesota head coach Brandon Eggum said. “Clayton was a top recruit in his class and has had success at every level, now he gets the opportunity to compete in the premier wrestling conference. With his hunger for success and a commitment to training, he’s poised to make a significant impact and will be a great fit with our team.”

This past season as a redshirt freshman, Whiting went 10-3 overall, including an 8-3 record in duals. Five of his wins were by major decision, three were by tech fall, and he added one by pin.

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